I'm looking for an mp3 player that will work for both Windows and Android.

I am keeping my music library (including playlists) in sync using FolderSync, and this works pretty well.

The problem is that I want to be able to edit playlists on Windows, and then (once a sync has happened) to be able to open the music app on android and to be able to find all my new/changed playlists.

I would even be open to a cloud-based player that would want to take over the sync aspect of this problem.

What apps for Windows and Android for playing mp3 would satisfy these requirements?

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    I use vlc player for everything, i.e., audio, video, streaming, etc. It is free but accepts donations. It can be a learning process to get on top of but afterwards I have found it capable of playing anything I am dealing with. There are vlc apps for all devices., windows, android, linux, mac, etc There is also purported to be a sync function, that I have never tried, to run playlists on different devices.
    – tckosvic
    Jan 29, 2022 at 17:13
  • As you already sync a complete file structure it should also be possible to sync play list files as well. The only problem is that most players I know use absolute file path in playlists, which of course would not work for you. So a player that uses relative files paths (relative to the root directory you synchronize) in playlists should work.
    – Robert
    Jan 29, 2022 at 21:04
  • "What apps are you using" is not considered a good question here. We don't do polls. Define your requirements and we'll see if there is such a software you need. Jan 29, 2022 at 21:13
  • @ThomasWeller - updated the last line of the post, you are right
    – dan-O
    Jan 31, 2022 at 15:32
  • @Robert - I manually edit the playlists to use a relative path. But the problem is that when I sync a new playlist to the phone, the phone app that I currently use doesn't recognize that the playlist is there, and I need to add it manually. I would like to effectively sync the entirely library.
    – dan-O
    Jan 31, 2022 at 15:33


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